Latest WhatsApp Beta Supports PiP Video Calls in Android O

Latest WhatsApp Beta Supports PiP Video Calls in Android O

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Android O is chockfull of new features, and one of the most useful ones is Picture-in-Picture (PiP) functionality. PiP allows videos to play over your screen while using other apps or playing games, and the latest app to add support for this feature is WhatsApp.

In the latest WhatsApp beta for Android (version 2.17.265), the application now allows video calls to be used in PiP mode. Once you start a video call in WhatsApp, pressing your Home button to leave the app will shrink your video call down to a small rectangle that you can move around to any side of your phone’s display. Other applications have implemented PiP functionality before Android O, such as Twitch and even Skype for video calls, but PiP should make it easier for more applications to adopt the feature.

With PiP for WhatsApp, you can continue a video call with someone while looking up notes on Google Keep, searching for a restaurant, or really anything else – all without having to interrupt the call you’re currently in.

PiP in enabled by default in version 2.17.265 of the WhatsApp Android beta, and it’s rolling out now to users that are a part of the beta program. There’s no word as to when PiP will be available outside of the beta, but it shouldn’t be too much longer until that day comes.

Source: WABetaInfo